The optical Archimedes' screw

Barak Hadad, Sahar Froim, Harel Nagar, Tamir Admon, Yaniv Eliezer, Yael Roichman, Alon Bahabad

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate experimentally an optical analogue of the famous Archimedes' screw where airborne particles are conveyed down or upstream the photons momentum ow through the rotation of a helical optical beam. We also report on the action of such a rotating screw on low-absorbing particles in a solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonics VII
EditorsDavid L. Andrews, Andreas Ostendorf, Angus J. Bain, Jean-Michel Nunzi
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618701
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventNanophotonics VII 2018 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 22 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10672
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceNanophotonics VII 2018
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period22/04/1826/04/18

Keywords

  • Manipulation of particles
  • Optical Archimedes's screw
  • Optical tweezers
  • Tractor beams

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